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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. brandonwh64

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    A 7970 would do way better. I would look fora used one.
     
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    I was looking toward this as I game also, so that's why.

    I can't find any HD7970 at that price here used :/ I can get new, a Gigabtye one OC at 369$, or a 7950 at 289..
     
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    I've seen some used ones for around $330 USD
     
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    I got a reference MSI 7970 on Anandtech for $300 shipped. Keep looking around and maybe you'll find something.
     
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    Yeah I'll try to keep searching, since they announced no HD8000 until end of 2013...
     
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    https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,34055


    a HD6950 do better than a GTX 680 :/

    I would really like to stay on AMD, as I could put the HD5670 as a second GPU for dedcated crunching, or if I win an HD7770 :), but damn that price of GTX 680 for gamng is just really nice ( I do also gaming on that rig)

    right now, adding the HD5670 would resultat in a nice gain?
     
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    An HD5670 would do a WU in about 15 minutes I think, taking into account my 7750 takes 7 min/WU. The same WU on a CPU would take >2 hours so it's a significant gain.
     
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    I have a Saphhire HD 7970. Best video card I have ever purchased. I would consider Jstn's offer or if you want a new one go to Canada computers Lavel Store. They have 2 Sapphire reference HD 7970's in Stock. http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=045020

    I will be buying my 2nd one in a few months for crossfire. :)
     
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    a bit pricy I guess..


    I've seen this: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=045410

    or this HD7970: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67547&vpn=GV-R797OC-3GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1312
     
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    yep, im currently running 4 WU on my GTX 570
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'm currently installing Windows on a snazzy 16 core setup :toast:

    If I don't get it crunching before I head off to class, it will be crunching tonight :)
     
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    :)

    the GTX 680 is just looking at me damn, I'd like to get an HD79** for low price, and sell my HD6950, which will suffer in the next games :/

    that HD7950 could be nice a at 239$ I guess. I'll call them to se if they still have one. if yess. I'll grab it I think. Enought powerful and overclock potential is nice also..
     
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    and here I am still crawling along with 4 cores like everyone else :p
     
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    Or like I said, take Jstn7477's offer of the MSI reference HD 7970 - $300 Shipped. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
     
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    I think he means he picked one up for 300$ shipped on anandtech
     
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    :p

    Even with sixteen cores, it's still no faster than my 2700k :ohwell:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Today, I found that the GTS 450 folder (not a cruncher) had turned off because the fan in the OCZ 600w PSU crapped out and was limping along when I turned the machine back on. Who knows how hot it got, but at least the thing turned off instead of catching on fire, and it runs fine with an externally powered 120mm 3pin fan.

    The P55 FTW folder was on but locked up, and my 939 system was completely off, which was also strange. I wonder if the room got too hot and the rigs were baking in there, but we'll see if anything else happens in the next few days before I draw any conclusions. Florida is pretty warm again as usual, and I might consider stripping out and putting some older rigs in storage to cut down on the number of running systems and heat. I can easily consolidate some parts and have less machines going with minimal PPD loss, but I've just been running everything to see if I can get some 7 year old rigs to finally blow up. :p

    And yeah, I bought the 7970 2 weeks ago. Sorry for the crappy wording as there's no way I'm parting with it already lol. :roll:
     
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    Well, Might be a nice thing to do, if AMD is going to reprice their card. I could wait again. Anyway Crysis 3 is March, and I will get about 2000$ of taxes back :)
     
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    Whoa!! $2000 tax return, that's sweet. you could pick up 2 reference HD 7970's and still have money left over. Trust me, you would not regret it, especially for Crysis 3 :)
     
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    Thanks for those 7k REER :D cause I'm planning buying an house with my wife so :D

    Yeah, maybe I would start with one then 2. I always wanted to try again a dual Setup xD
     
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    What are you running?
     
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    I'm currently negotiating for the sale of 3 HPs tomorrow for $350, and if that goes through as expected, I'm either thinking of more AMD GPUs or I've found someone selling an Asus board and dual LGA1366 Xeons for $350 :toast:
     
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    Dude, don't you ever run out of money? :pimp:
     
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    I'm playing around with a dual S771 board, but I'm running into some issues: I have no Server 2008R2 keys so I was trying Ubuntu 12.10 and just broke the snot out of it :cry:
     
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    I have a continually rolling business ;)
    I pulled down $1000 over Winter Break, $600 in January, and I (hope) to have $300 after tonight, even after factoring out a bit to go buy new equipment ;)
    So, as long as I have access to my low-cost parts, no, I don't. I just run out of time :rolleyes:

    And the folks at UPS decided to play soccer with my box on the way from stinger608; the broke the onboard graphics chip off of the motherboard :eek:
    So he's trying to claim warranty damages, and I'm optimistic that I'll end up with anywhere from $70 to $160 back from them.
    I'm just running Win7 Pro on my Xeon DP setup. The Optys get 2008R2 because Win7 doesn't support 4 processors. What happened with your setup? :cry:
     
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